GlobalPhilly 2019

We are excited to announce the fourth GlobalPhillyTM Expo, which will be held September 1 - October 15, 2019.

>> Click here to submit your event for consideration during GlobalPhilly19. << 

GlobalPhillyTM is greater Philadelphia's public exposition, designed to show the international activity of our residents and the global reach of Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

During the 45 days of the exposition, we promote programs, workshops, tours, specialty events, and more on behalf of  our members to highlight the contribution that their organizations make to our city’s global fabric.

Now it’s in its fourth iteration, with over 100,000 people who attended in 2017, this is an excellent forum to enhance Philadelphia’s impact locally and around the world:

  • Shine a light on and build upon our cultural resources
  • Celebrate our diverse ethnic backgrounds
  • Help attract business and investment opportunities
  • Bring international visitors and foreign students into the region

Events will take place throughout Philadelphia and the region in a variety of global topics and themes that represent the work done by GPA members:

  • Arts and culture

  • Business and commerce

  • Community development

  • Communications

  • Education K - 12

  • Family-friendly

  • Food

  • Higher education and research

  • History and preservation

  • International relations

  • Medical Hertiage

  • Science

  • Sports

  • Technology








This year's Expo will also include a spotlight on Philadelphia's Medical Heritage. 

Our city has a tremendous history of medical firsts and activities in the healthcare fields. GPA members engaged in work directly related to the theme of Medical Heritage are encouraged to plan and host events geared toward this topic during the Expo.

All programming is presented by a participating GPA member organization, independently or in combination with others. Events will take place on the presenters' premises or at other locations as they may arrange. 

Click the image to the right for an overview of programming from GlobalPhillyTM 2017.

What is your opportunity during the Expo?

During our last Expo, we produced 10,000 event “passports” and the program attracted 100,000 visitors. We ecourage GPA members who are engaged in work directly related to the theme of Medical Heritage to plan and host events and activities addressing this topic, which would then occur during the Expo.

Participating in the Expo offers GPA members the opportunity to reach a broader audience with their international programming and allows them to demonstrate their own unique contributions to our city’s expansive global heritage. Follow us on social media at #GlobalPhilly.

>> Click here to submit your event for consideration during GlobalPhilly19. <<

Click here for an overview of the Expo guidelines for participation. 


There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, including presenting sponsorship of the entire exposition, sponsorship of various events being presented, and sponsorships of the launch ceremony and the closing being organized by Global Philadelphia Association.

By becoming a sponsor, a business or organization not only places its name in front of thousands of people who will be attending our events but will also identify itself with Philadelphia’s growing impact as a global city.

For details about sponsorship opportunities, contact GPA Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh, [email protected] or 215-563-2482.






Sponsors as of July 17, 2019